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i'm creating a 3d airplane from a 2d plan. i have built the shell overlaying it over 2d plan. Now i need to rotate the plan -90deg to work on the tail and the wing. There is currently no option in the property panel to do this. where am i going wrong? Appreciate any feedback. thanks.

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    $\begingroup$ What do you mean by "2d plan"? If you use background images then there's no way to rotate them and match another preset ortho view unless creating another background image for that view. See blender.stackexchange.com/questions/118/… $\endgroup$ – Mr Zak Mar 11 '18 at 15:42
  • $\begingroup$ I got it. I needed to point back to the source and then i could use the x and y sliders to move the reference image. $\endgroup$ – corkj Mar 11 '18 at 15:55
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Assuming you have a blueprint which contains sections with both plan and elevation views, you can assign the same image as background to each relevant Blender orthographic view.

For example: Having constructed your shell from the blueprint's elevation section in the Blender's 'Left' view, you can add (Add Image) and assign the same blueprint image to Blender's 'Top' view. You don't have to reload it from file, it will already be in Blender's list of available images. You then offset/ rotate/reflect the blueprint image (in the Blender's background image panel) so that its plan section coincides with the shell you have built, seen from the top.

The versions of the background image are visible only from the exact preset Blender view to which they were assigned.

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If the question is how to assign background images to different views Read:

How to assign different background images for different 3d views?

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If what you want to do is rotate the image used as background use the rotation options on the bacgkground images section.

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